Example APA Style: Radio/Tv-show

When using information from a radio or TV show, you always have to add the producer of the show to your reference. The producer can normally be found on the website of the show. The APA Style for a radio/TV-show is different from the one for a commercial.

Example radio-show in APA Style

Radio
APA-formatLastName, FirstInitial. (Function). (Year, Month Day). TitleEpisode [Format]. In FirstInitial LastNameProducer (Function). NameSeries. City, State/CountryProducer.
In reference listDane, F. (DJ). (2015, July 31). Lucille Werner manipulated Lingo [Radio Broadcast]. In P. Franssen (producer). Frank and Friday Show. Hilversum, The Netherlands: Radio 538.
In the text
  • According to the radio broadcast  ‘Lucille Werner manipulated Lingo’ … (Dane, 2015).
  • Dane (2015) suggested in the radio show ‘Frank and Friday Show’ that … .

Example TV-show in APA Style

 TV show
APA-formatLastName, FirstInitial. (Function). (Year, Month Day). TitleEpisode [Format]. In FirstInitial LastNameProducer (Function). NameSeries. City, State/CountryProducer.
In reference listAttenborough, D. (narrator). (2006, November 19). Jungles [TV-show]. In A. Fothergill (executive producer). Planet Earth. London, United Kingdom: BBC
In the text
  • According to the documentary  … (Attenborough, 2006).
  • Attenborough (2006) suggested in the documentary ‘Jungles’ that … .

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